Monthly Archives: March 2012

pickle juice

I love pickles, too. And when all the pickles are gone, I save the juice. It’s good in salad dressings, or for marinating vegetables. My mom puts pickle juice in deviled eggs. Do you ever save pickle juice? What would you use it for? “The jar sat __________” ~ Next steps… Invitation to share your […]

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jar opener

I love my jar opener from Lee Valley. What do you do when the lid won’t come off the jar? Have you ever made a huge mess once the lid finally came off? “It unscrewed __________” ~ Next steps… Invitation to share your work…

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sleeping pets

I love it when animals fall asleep on my lap. When my cats were kittens, the only time I could photograph them was when they were sleeping. Do you feel a kinship with animals? Have you ever photographed a sleeping pet? “She lay __________” ~ Next steps… Invitation to share your work… What inspired this […]

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poster paint

I love playing with children’s craft supplies. I feel such a sense of freedom from using things that are (relatively) nontoxic and inexpensive. Did you know that Crayola paint is scented? Do you remember the smell of your own childhood craft supplies? “I sniffed __________” ~ Next steps… Invitation to share your work… What inspired […]

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pet food dishes

I wish they made self-cleaning pet food dishes. I have to wash these babies out every morning before I feed my cats. Do you have a pet that you feed out of a bowl? What do you do when you go on vacation? “I filled __________” ~ Next steps… Invitation to share your work…

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stairwell

I love climbing stairs instead of taking the elevator. It’s great exercise. Too bad most stairwells are pretty barren, though. Do you take the stairs? Or the elevator? What would you do in an emergency? “I climbed __________” ~ Next steps… Invitation to share your work…

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snow mountain

My parents live on a dead-end street. When the snow plows come, they pile all the snow in the centre of the circle. During snowy winters, I’ve played on the mountain of snow with my niece and nephew. Did you ever play on a mountain of snow or dirt? Did you feel like the king […]

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shredded paper

I love paper shredders. I think they’re one of the greatest inventions since sliced bread. When I have a garbage bag full of shredded paper, I feel a huge sense of accomplishment. Plus I like imagining all the things I could do with the shreds. What would you do with a bag full of shredded […]

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fridge magnets

I have these fridge magnets on my fridge. They look like old-fashioned typewriter keys. A friend of mine calls them my “swear” magnets, because writers sometimes use these characters to represent swear words. Do you have magnets on your fridge? Where do you keep to-do lists, or display children’s art? “Put it on the __________” […]

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hand shadows

I like to dance around my kitchen in the morning. One day I photographed the shadows that my hands made on the floor. Do you know how to make shadow figures with your hands? Are you scared of shadows? “The light __________” ~ Next steps… Invitation to share your work… What inspired this prompt?

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